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Old 06-06-2014, 12:58 PM   #1
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Broken Dinette Seat

I recently broke the seatback on our dinette. The one next to the couch. I'm a hobby woodworker, so I removed all the damaged area and am putting it back together with some better wood and metal bracing. Only one problem that I am having. The dinette has a pullout drawer under the seat and I just can't get the draw removed. I've tried everything you would do with a normal draw slide with no luck. There is no latch or lever that I see and pulling HARD doesn't seem to work either. I can understand that you would not want this draw to be easy to come out, but I know it has to come out somehow. Anybody have any ideas.

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Old 06-06-2014, 10:42 PM   #2
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Most of the drawers require that you lift the front up to release a tab which just rides in the track. . Since the seat back broke it may be putting pressure on the top of the drawer holding it against the track.

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Old 06-07-2014, 05:53 AM   #3
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Thanks for the tip Hooligan. I did try that with no luck. The cabinet broke around the drawer, so nothing is blocking the door. I know it has to come out, I just can't find the "hidden" latch.
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:34 PM   #4
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Are these ball bearing drawer slides? If so, is there a release inside the slide that only shows up when the drawer is nearly all the way open? I just replaced some slides in my Southwind that were made that way. Mine had black plastic release levers in between the two sections of the slide mechanism. One side released upward, and the other side released downward.
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Glen....Those typically have the small black lever (1" plastic) at the rear of each slide that you lift up to release. Could the levers have been broken off?
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